Alycia Debnam-Carey: Australian Actress
Alycia Debnam-Carey made her inaugural trip to Hollywood at 18 years old. She appeared as the youngest cast member in Next Stop Hollywood, a six-part documentary series that followed Australian on-screen actresses — her mother Leone Carey joined her on this adventure.
She is an accomplished actor known for her roles on The 100 and other films and television shows.
Alycia Debnam-Carey’s Biography
Alycia Debnam-Carey was born on 20 July 1993 and educated at Newtown High School for the Performing Arts. Through her dedication and talent, she has garnered much acclaim and admiration amongst audiences worldwide.
As a child, she began her career in entertainment through short films like Martha’s New Coat in 2003 and soon after appearing on McLeod’s Daughters as well as in Jigsaw Girl and Next Stop Hollywood (documentary), both of which featured six Australian actors competing for roles in America. At 18, she received her big break when she traveled to America as part of Next Stop Hollywood (documentary).
Her performances in television and film have allowed her to explore a diverse array of characters, but it is Lexa from The 100 that propelled her into international renown. Her portrayal as an inspiring leader who draws fans and critics alike earned multiple awards and nominations from fans and critics alike. At 5 feet 5 inches and with healthy eating habits she maintains an elegant presence on-screen.
Alycia Debnam-Carey’s Career
Alycia Debnam-Carey is an accomplished actress who has become widely popular for her roles on The 100 and Fear the Walking Dead, as well as multiple films such as Friend Request and Into the Storm.
Her performance as Commander Lexa on The 100 has won her critical acclaim and an immense fan base. Her portrayal is nuanced and full of depth; she can express a variety of emotions with ease.
Debnam-Carey boasts an engaging acting style and deep dedication to her craft. An accomplished singer, she has performed in multiple musical productions. Additionally, she studied percussion at Newton High School of Performing Arts before taking part in a group production with 40 different artists.
Young starlet Hannah Kealy has an exciting future ahead and has already begun expanding her filmography with new films such as the thriller A Violent Separation and horror film Friend Request. By 2023, she will also star in Saint X, an Alexis Schaitkin novel-based psychological drama which spans multiple timeframes and perspectives.
Alycia Debnam-Carey’s First TV Appearance
Alycia Debnam-Carey has made many short films and TV series appearances since 2003, such as the 2003 short Martha’s New Coat and the 2006 Australian feature The Safe House; episodes of McLeod’s Daughters also feature her. Most recently she featured as one of four protagonists in the 2013 television documentary series Next Stop Hollywood that followed young Australian actors trying to break into Hollywood.
Debnam-Carey made her breakthrough as a leading actress when she was cast in The CW’s post-apocalyptic science fiction show The 100, playing Lexa for two seasons of this wildly popular science fiction drama series. Debnam-Carey quickly shot to stardom and rose through the ranks quickly.
Debnam-Carey quickly went from The 100 to several other major projects afterward. She made two high-profile appearances in 2014 – found footage disaster film Into the Storm was well received while The Devil’s Hand wasn’t as highly received by audiences.
Debnam-Carey stars as Emily Thomas, a documentarian who investigates the murder of her sister during a Caribbean vacation two decades earlier. Based on Alexis Schaitkin’s 2020 novel of the same name. Debnam-Carey plays her character.
Alycia Debnam-Carey’s First Film Appearance
Debnam-Carey first made her acting debut in Rachel Ward’s award-winning Australian short drama Martha’s New Coat in 2003, portraying a teenage girl named Martha who becomes discontented with small-town life due to Lisa Hensley’s laissez-faire attitude and string of unsuitable boyfriends (played by Daniel Wyllie). Additionally, Daniel Wyllie makes an appearance.
Young actress Jorja Fox soon went on to star in several TV series and short films, such as the 2006 television film Dream Life and the 2010 short film Jigsaw Girl. Additionally, she appeared in both Resistance pilot films as well as Dance Academy episodes.
At 18, she traveled to America for the first time and appeared in Next Stop Hollywood – a documentary that followed six Australian actors as they tested U.S. TV pilot season auditions. Later she would find roles in both the dystopian science fiction series The 100 and the horror drama Fear the Walking Dead.
Debnam-Carey’s portrayal of Lexa on The 100 has earned her critical acclaim from both Erik Kain of Forbes and Laura Bradley of Vanity Fair; Erik described her performance as career-defining while Laura Bradley noted it as one of her favorite episodes from the show. In addition, Debnam-Carey earned praise for playing Alicia Clark on Fear the Walking Dead.
Alycia Debnam-Carey’s First TV Series Appearance
Alycia Debnam-Carey is best known for her roles as Lexa and Alicia Clark from The 100 and Fear the Walking Dead respectively, in addition to appearing in films such as Friend Request and A Violent Separation. Achieving critical acclaim for these performances – Erik Kain of Forbes described them as “elevating,” while Den of Geek called Alycia the “arguably the best thing about that show”.
Alycia began acting at an early age, making her television debut in Rachel Ward’s award-winning short feature film Martha’s New Coat in 2003. Following that she went on to act in various shorts and guest-star on various Australian TV shows (McLeod’s Daughters, Dream Life as well as Jigsaw Girl and At the Tattooist) before graduating from Sydney’s Newtown High School of the Performing Arts with top marks in six subjects of music study.
Debnam-Carey will expand her repertoire after seven seasons on AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead with The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart on Amazon Prime, alongside Sigourney Weaver. This eight-episode psychological drama will focus on multiple timelines and perspectives based on Alexis Schaitkin’s 2020 novel of the same name.
Alycia Debnam-Carey in Friend Request
After making her mark as fan-favorite Alicia Clark in AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, Alycia Debnam-Carey is expanding her repertoire. She will appear in the Amazon Prime Video miniseries adaptation of The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart with Sigourney Weaver as Alice Hart as well as playing Emily in the new psychological drama Saint X.
Alycia Debnam-Carey stars as college student Laura Woodson in “Friend Request”. Laura appears to have it all: a handsome boyfriend, popularity, good grades, and numerous social media friends. However, when Laura receives a friend request from loner Marina Mills (Liesl Ahlers), who wears a hoodie and posts disturbing artwork online, she feels compelled to accept and quickly becomes consumed by Marina’s nightmarish online presence; finally deciding to unfriend Marina, this sets off supernatural events that threaten her existence.
Even though the film received mixed reviews, it proved successful enough in creating work opportunities for Alycia Debnam-Carey. She appeared in multiple films and television shows such as Next Stop Hollywood (a documentary following six Australian actors competing to gain roles), found footage disaster movie Into the Storm and guest starred on dystopian series The 100 as Lexa.
Alycia Debnam-Carey in The 100
Alycia Debnam-Carey first made her mark in The 100 during its second season when she debuted as Commander Lexa of one of 12 clans. Almost instantly, her character quickly became one of her fan favorites and made a lasting impression on viewers.
Lexa’s death in The 100’s final episode caused much outrage among viewers, many of whom took to social media to lambaste writers for what many saw as a lack of respect and understanding for her and those invested in her character. Debnam-Carey later addressed this matter by informing fans that Lexa’s death was necessary for the overall plotline of the show.
Debnam-Carey made her mark after The 100 by appearing in several more films and TV shows, such as Into the Storm and Friend Request. Additionally, she was featured in Next Stop Hollywood; an Australian reality series where six Australian actors traveled to LA in search of expanding their careers.
Alycia Debnam-Carey currently stars as Alicia Clark on AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead and will soon appear in Saint X, a Hulu psychological drama series. Her appearances in both series have garnered her an enormous fan base; Alycia is well on her way to becoming a household name in Hollywood.